This is National Volunteering Week. Six Volunteer Ambassadors were chosen from Longford to highlight the impact Volunteering has had on their lives.
Here is Frances Sainger's Story: "Volunteering changed my life. It gave me a great chance to meet other people. Volunteering is a way of helping other people and my community. It helps you to enrich your life and values. Life without volunteering may not have given me the life I have"
This is National Volunteering Week. We will share the stories of volunteers from Longford this week. Six Volunteer Ambassadors were chosen to highlight the impact Volunteering has had on their lives.
This is what Volunteering means to Abdulai Mansaray: "Volunteering allows me to give back to the community, help humanity, bring fun and fulfillment to my life, connect with others, gain experience. Volunteering is good for the body and soul. It’s a passion for me as it feels good helping others and the community. It’s a great feeling when passion and work comes together"
Today kicks off our National Volunteering Week. We will share the stories of volunteers from Longford this week. Six Volunteer Ambassadors were chosen to highlight the impact Volunteering has had on their lives. First up is Kitty Birkhill. #WhyIVolunteer #NVW2019
After a bereavement in 2016, I had to make a decision wither to sit at home feeling sorry for myself or get up and help myself by helping others. I recently returned to Longford after living abroad for more than 40 years so re-connecting with my local community was very important. I joined the Volunteer Centre. Volunteering gives me the chance to fulfill both issues. I have some time on my hands. I am relatively fit and healthy and I want to do something worthwhile by helping others in my community. I have met some wonderful people of all ages so far. I feel I am contributing to my local community. I feel mentally stimulated and physically engage and I am having fun.
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